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BYD storms into Europe as first cargo ship docks in Germany

Global EV leader BYD is taking Europe by storm. BYD’s first cargo ship landed in Germany Tuesday, with about 3,000 vehicles set to roll out BYD’s first cargo ship lands in Germany with 3K cars BYD’s first car transport ship, the Explorer No.1, arrived in China earlier this year. The so-called “Ro-Ro” (roll on, roll off) transport ship is 653 ft long and can carry 7,000 vehicles. The ship is owned by Zodiac Maritime, with BYD leasing it. The vessel is the first of eight for exports. As the first…

Tesla faces hurdle in Germany as locals vote against factory expansion

Employees of the Tesla Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg work on a production line of a Model Y electric vehicle on March 20, 2023.Patrick Pleuil | Picture Alliance | Getty ImagesElectric vehicle maker Tesla failed to secure a vote among locals in favor of authorizing a major factory expansion for the company's battery and car assembly plant in Brandenburg, Germany.German state-owned broadcaster DW first reported on the vote and that Tesla needed to cut down approximately "250 acres of forest in the rural community of fewer…

Germany pulls the plug on subsidies for electric trucks

Like it did with passenger EV rebates back in December, Germany has decided to pull the plug on subsidy programs for electric semi trucks and city buses. What happens to the nation’s commercial EV market now? If you’re a regular Electrek reader, you probably believe that Germany acted prematurely when it cut its EV subsidy program in December (a full year earlier than expected). Combined with rapid global inflation driving up vehicle prices and governments throughout the EU pouring money into hydrogen…

Not yet on sale, Samsung’s 2024 TVs show up at another tech event

Last updated: February 20th, 2024 at 12:56 UTC+01:00 If you have followed our CES 2024 coverage, you probably remember that Samsung unveiled its 2024 range of Neo QLED, OLED, and lifestyle TVs at the event in Las Vegas at the beginning of the year. However, these 2024 TV lineups are not yet available for purchase, and your best bet to see these new TVs in action is through the ongoing European Tech Seminar. The Tech Seminar conference is hosted annually in Frankfurt, Germany. But in 2024, Samsung says the event sets…

2024 Suzuki Swift Revealed In Germany: India Launch Soon

The Japanese automotive giant, Suzuki Motor Corporation, has unveiled its new fourth-generation Maruti Suzuki Swift in Germany. The company has debuted the same model which made its debut in the Japanese as well as United Kingdom markets. Most likely, the company will be taking the covers off of the new Swift in India by March-April of this year. The new generation of the Swift gets a completely redesigned exterior as well as interior. It will also sport a brand-new Z-Series engine as well. Some reports have also…

Satellite Captures Vast Algae Bloom the Size of Germany in the South Atlantic

The Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission captured a significant algae bloom around the Falkland Islands in 2023, underscoring the role of ocean currents in supporting marine ecosystems and showcasing the satellites’ vital environmental monitoring functions. Credit: Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2023), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGOIn November 2023, the Copernicus Sentinel-3 mission documented a vast algae bloom around the Falkland Islands, highlighting the interplay between oceanic currents that fuel these…

The Graham Norton Show comes to Samsung TV Plus

Last updated: February 8th, 2024 at 14:59 UTC+01:00 Samsung is constantly improving its ad-supported TV streaming service by adding new shows and exclusive content through partnerships with TV producers and networks. And now, Samsung has partnered with British TV producer ITV Studios to bring The Graham Norton Show to the Samsung TV Plus platform. The Graham Norton Show comes to Samsung TV Plus through a new dedicated channel that broadcasts back-to-back episodes 24 hours a day (via ExchangeWire). Even better for…

Einride’s electric trucks to deliver Heineken beer to Germany

Germans love beer. They consume more of it than almost any other nation, and now they can get it delivered on all-electric trucks, too.  Swedish startup Einride has set up a fleet of five battery-electric trucks to transport beer between Heinken’s brewery in Den Bosch, the Netherlands, and its central warehouse in Duisburg on the other side of the German border — a distance of about 135km.  These Mercedes eActros 300 trucks will transport ten full truckloads a day. The daily range for each…